Neath man Wayne Stanley, 23, sentenced after admitting child abduction charge
A 23-YEAR-OLD man who met a young teenager in a disused road was blocked in by the girl's sister.
Wayne Stanley, of Empire Avenue, Neath, appeared at Swansea Crown Court charged with child abduction. He admitted the offence.
Prosecutor John Lloyd said the girl's family, social services and the police had become aware of his friendship with the girl, who was under 16, and on December 27 he was given a formal warning by police.
By signing the warning, he agreed not to contact her because it would be against her parents' wishes for him to do so. Stanley signed the order and agreed to abide by it.
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But on February 9 the girl's sister saw her walking down a disused road in Neath and saw her sister get into Stanley's car.
"As a result she parked her car across the rear of his, preventing him driving away," said Mr Lloyd.
The girl told her sister: "It's not what it looks like, I am not meeting him."
The teenager told her sister she was planning on buying drugs from Stanley.
Stanley told the girl's sister: "I'm sorry."
Patrick Griffiths, representing Stanley, said: "He does now understand the wholly inappropriate way in which he behaved."
Stanley had been remanded in custody since the offence, the court heard.
"His remand has given him time to reflect as to his further conduct," added Mr Griffiths.
Judge Paul Thomas said: "I accept your relationship was a platonic one, however it was inappropriate and you were required by law not to continue it."
The sentence of 12 months was suspended for 18 months and Stanley was also ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.